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Assessing and addressing the impact of trade policy on employment

The service aims to assist countries to anticipate the likely impact of trade policies on employment, and to monitor progress in achieving decent work. Such analysis informs the design of policies and strategies to address the challenges arising from adjustment and to take advantage of potential opportunities for employment creation.

The analysis forms the basis for social dialogue between governments and employers’ and workers’ organizations on the likely effects of trade policies. The inclusion in the country studies and in the social dialogue of ministries responsible for trade and social policies, together with business and labour, ensures the design of effective and coherent policies.

The ILO supports countries’ efforts to implement these policies and strategies through technical assistance.

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